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Maintenance & Installations  /  August 4, 2021

Winnipeg Handyman Services: 9 Helpful Kitchen Storage Solutions

Helpful Kitchen Storage Solutions

There is no room in a home more prone to clutter than the kitchen. You likely do not have enough space for everything from pots and pans to food and cooking appliances if you live in a small home. With more people cooking at home to save money and eat healthier, having a functional kitchen is more important than ever. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your kitchen. 

1. Consider Open Shelves

Open shelves provide a great deal of storage while keeping plates and cups easily accessible. Open shelves can also create visual appeal in a plain kitchen by boldly displaying supplies and decorations. Go for a vibrant colour if you are looking to make a statement. Go with white racks or shelves if you want a more subtle, clean look. 

2. Customize Your Pantry

If you are lucky enough to have a kitchen with a pantry, make the most of the space it creates. Consider adding an over-the-door rack for ingredients or spices and put baskets under shelving units to store fresh produce or snack products. 

3. Think Vertically

If your kitchen does not have a pantry, you can still maximize the space by adding vertical storage. An over-the-sink rack adds storage space and functionality to an area that is easily accessible. Try an expandable shelf to make room for less frequently used items such as mugs or measuring spoons. 

4. Be Creative With Spices

Most households have bottles of spices that take up loads of valuable counter space. Consider storing spices in a drawer or on a wall-mounted rack to free up counter and cabinet space. Storing your spices in a drawer can also preserve the flavours by protecting them from moisture and heat. 

5. Separate Pots and Lids

Stacking your pots with the lids attached not only takes up a lot of space, but it can become a falling hazard if you have heavy pots. Instead, separate your lids from your pots by stacking them in individual cabinets or a two-tiered organizer. Choose an organizer that has a tray on top for covers and a larger area for pots and other large items on the bottom. 

6. Organize Your Utensils Drawer

Make your utensils drawer more convenient by adding dividers so you can also store your go-to kitchen gadgets like spatulas and can openers. Combining these items can make more space for other items in other drawers while keeping everyday things in one handy location. 

7. Utilize Your Island 

If you are fortunate enough to have an island in your kitchen, put it to use! Install an under-counter beverage refrigerator or wine cooler for extra storage. You can even install an additional sink to free up more space when prepping dinner for a large crowd. 

8. Organize Your Plastic Bags

Plastic bags can clutter up your kitchen quickly. Organize these bags by mounting a dispenser inside your pantry that can hold grocery bags. Better yet, invest in reusable shopping bags and ditch the plastic bags altogether. 

9. Store Pans in Your Oven

Is your kitchen lacking cabinet space? Store pots and pans in your oven between uses to free up cabinet space. Of course, make sure you completely clear out the stove before and after each use.  

Contact Handyman Connection

Are you looking for storage solutions in Winnipeg to transform your kitchen? Handyman Connection can help you maximize the storage in your kitchen by installing a pull-out cutting board, an under-counter spice rack, or even an island. Our technicians specialize in home renovations in Winnipeg and can help you make the most of your kitchen’s square footage. Contact us today to schedule a no-obligation consultation or receive a quote. 

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